Jesus Is The Son of God (Part 2)

Today’s Lesson

Read 1 Chronicles 17:11-15, Psalm 2:7, Matthew 26:63, and Hebrews 1:1-2

Jesus is the Son of God. What does that mean? How can God have a Son?

In the Bible, Son of God is a title for the Messiah, or the Christ (which words mean anointed). God promised David that one of his descedants would rule forever and be a son to God (1 Chronicles 17:11-15). But how can anyone be a son to God?

Kings usually pass on their kingdom to their children, especially their firstborn son. According to Daniel 7:13-14, God will pass His kingdom unto the Messiah. In this sense, the Messiah is the heir of God, though God lives forever and does not die (Hebrews 1:1-2).

It is in this sense that Jesus is the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15): Jesus was not created, but as The Creator of all things, He has the right to rule over them. Moreover, Jesus is also the firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18): not because He was the first one to resurrect, but because He rules over all mortals (all human beings) though He himself became a mortal.

In conclusion, that Jesus is The Son of God means that He, as the Messiah, will rule in human form from Zion over all the nations of the world (Psalm 2:7, Daniel 7:13-14).

Questions for Reflection

  1. Why is Jesus does Jesus have the right to rule over all creation?
  2. Do you recognize Jesus as God’s heir, King of Kings, and king of your heart?
  3. The Bible teaches in Genesis 1:1 that God created all things. In Colossians 1:15, the Bible also teaches that Jesus created all things. How can both Genesis 1:1 and Colossians 1:15 be true?

Sample Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you are God heir. You are God’s Son! You are the one whom God has anointed as King over Earth, humanity, and all His creations, for all eternity! May I live forevoere in your kingdom, redeemed by your sacrifice, forgiven by your mercy and grace. Be thou the king of my heart today and forever. Amen!

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God

  1. God Is Eternal
  2. God Does Not Change
  3. God Is All Powerful
  4. God Is A Spirit
  5. God Is Sovereign
  6. God Is Righteous
  7. God Is Holy
  8. God Is Just
  9. God Is Merciful
  10. God Is Love
  11. God Is Complex

Jesus

  1. Jesus Is The Word of God
  2. Jesus Is The Angel of The Lord
  3. Jesus Is The Brightness of God’s Glory
  4. Jesus Is The Son of God (Part 1)

Values

  1. Faith and Certainty

Other Writings

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The Identity of God’s Servant in Isaiah 53Did The Tanach Promise a Divine Messiah?If God Is Not A Man, Can He Become One?

Reflections on The Trinity

The Trinity: Is Jesus God?To Whom Was God Talking in Genesis 1:26?

Unconditional Election

Is Jacob’s Election A Sample of Unconditional Election?God Hated Esau? What’s up with That!Romans 9:14-16 and Unconditional ElectionRomans 9:17 and The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

Christian Living

Thinking about Equality and PeaceThinking about Self-EsteemWhat Does The Bible Really Say about Divorce and Remarriage?Why Does God Allow Pain in My Life?

Jesus Is The Angel of The Lord

Today’s Lesson

Read Genesis 48:15-16, Genesis 16:10-13, Exodus 3:2-6

God is The Angel who rescued Jacob from all evil. This does not mean that God is an angel: angels are finite and created beings, but God is infinite and eternal. What it does mean, however, is that a part of God manifests itself as a messenger.

This part of God is called The Angel of The LORD, and it is itself a person who acts with purpose, refers to God in third person, interacts with people, and is perceived as God Himself (this is what Hagar concluded).

Exodus 3:4 calls The Angel LORD and God; and in Exodus 3:6, The Angel identifies Himself as “The God of Abraham, The God of Isaac, and The God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:4, KJV).

Given that the Angel of the LORD is identified as God, though He is distinct from God (in other words, the Angel of the LORD is identified as a divine person who is part of God); and since in the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh, or Old Testament) He is distinguished from the Holy Spirit; and since His role is to reveal God and deliver God’s message to humanity; we can deduce that the Angel of the LORD is Jesus preincarnate.

After all, the New Testament establishes that God is composed of three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (see Matthew 28:19); and Jesus proceeds from the Father (see John 8:42) to reveal Him (see John 14:9).

Questions for Reflection

  1. How is God different from angels?
  2. How is Jesus different from angels?
  3. How are The Angel of the LORD and Jesus alike?
  4. How are God and Jesus alike?

Sample Prayer

Father in Heaven, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, how wonderful and complex you are! How marvellous and passing understanding you are!

Lord, you have revealed yourself to humanity since ancient times, and now through your word (the Bible) you continue to teach people about yourself.

Continue to teach me about yourself. Help me to recognize that Jesus has always been with you as part of your.

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